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Controlling Material Flow in Pits: Complete Plant equipped with Belt Scales

By L. Henke Belt conveyors are the standard for the transport of materials in pits and quarries. To control the material flow and the inventory of these materials, belt scales turn out to be the optimum choice, as they are easy to retrofit in existing plants. Continue reading Controlling Material Flow in Pits: Complete Plant equipped with Belt Scales

If Crusher-Availability counts: Failure to adequately maintain Crushers comes at a high Price

By E. JonesFunctioning crushers are of paramount interest for the production of many mines and quarries. The following article runs through maintenance tasks a user might take to prolong the service life of his crusher. Continue reading If Crusher-Availability counts: Failure to adequately maintain Crushers comes at a high Price

Titans in Texas: Coal for South Texas’ and Northern Mexico’s Power Stations

By M. AdamsM. LinnemannCoal deposits with thin seams and many interlayers can be mined economically by surface miners, which can cut the exact depth of the coal layer and deliver the coal ready for belt conveyance without further crushing. Continue reading Titans in Texas: Coal for South Texas’ and Northern Mexico’s Power Stations

Fortescue Metals starts Construction of USD 1.275 billion Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

Perth (WA), Australia – On July 5, 2019, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has turned the first sod on Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine and rail project. The USD 1.275 billion project includes the construction of 143 kilometres of rail, a new 30 mtpa dry ore processing facility (OPF) and infrastructure. First ore on train is expected in December 2020. Continue reading Fortescue Metals starts Construction of USD 1.275 billion Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

Overcoming a Mines Embankment: IPCC-system with new Belt Conveying Concept for steep Opencast Minewalls

By A. Minkin, F.-M. Wolpers, T. Hellmuth – In order to allow for a continuous high capacity conveying system out of steep walled open pit mines Thyssenkrupp together with Contitech and Siemens developed the Chevron Megapipe conveyor with an up to 900 mm outer diameter. The pipe belt features highest tensile strength as well as a ribbed carrying side to hinder the transported bulk material from rolling back. Continue reading Overcoming a Mines Embankment: IPCC-system with new Belt Conveying Concept for steep Opencast Minewalls

More economic Open Pit Mining: In-pit Crushing and Conveying System in Phosphate Mining

By U. Mentges Phosphate is an indispensable material for growth and thriving of plants, animals and men. As phosphate ore is only available in limited supplies in very few regions of the world it is of paramount importance to make extraction of the material as sustainable as possible. Continue reading More economic Open Pit Mining: In-pit Crushing and Conveying System in Phosphate Mining

Fenner Dunlop wins AUD 16 million South Flank Overland Conveyor Belt Contract

West Footscray (VIC), AustraliaFenner Dunlop has secured the contract to manufacture and deliver the Overland Conveyor Belt package to BHP’s South Flank project in Western Australia. The Overland Conveyor Belt project is expected to be completed in December 2019. Continue reading Fenner Dunlop wins AUD 16 million South Flank Overland Conveyor Belt Contract

Fortescue Metals: USD 2.6 billion Stage 2 Development of Iron Bridge Magnetite Project approved

East Perth (WA), Australia – Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Magnetite and its joint venture partner Formosa Steel IB have approved the development of Stage 2 of the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project. The Stage 2 development includes a wet ore processing facility with a capacity 22 million mtpa, a 135 km concentrate pipeline, as well as port handling facilities including concentrate dewatering, covered storage and reclaiming/conveying to existing port outload circuits. Delivery of first ore expected in the first half of calendar year 2022. Continue reading Fortescue Metals: USD 2.6 billion Stage 2 Development of Iron Bridge Magnetite Project approved

Mondium wins Engineering Contract for MRC Graphite Mining Project in Australia

Welshpool (WA), Australia – Mineral Commodities Ltd. (ASX: MRC) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, MRC Graphite, has executed a professional services agreement with Mondium to undertake Early Contractor Involvement and Front-End Engineering and Design  for the Munglinup Graphite Project. Continue reading Mondium wins Engineering Contract for MRC Graphite Mining Project in Australia

GR Engineering selected Lead Engineer for BCI Minerals’ Mardie Salt & Potash Project Definitive Feasibility Study

West Perth (WA), Australia – BCI Minerals Ltd. announced the appointment of GR Engineering Services Ltd. as the lead engineer for the Mardie Salt & Potash Project Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS). The Study is targeting completion of all designs and primary approvals for a 4 million tpa salt and 100.000 tpa sulphate of potash operation by late 2019, with a Final Investment Decision targeted by Q1 2020. Continue reading GR Engineering selected Lead Engineer for BCI Minerals’ Mardie Salt & Potash Project Definitive Feasibility Study